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Price-Competitive Surgery

Posted by M. C. on November 30, 2019

Gary North is ranting. Lucky for US.

https://www.garynorth.com/public/20243.cfm

Gary North – November 30, 2019

I am glad to see that this is spreading inside the United States. A site member posted this link this week:

https://www.garynorth.com/snip/1407.htm

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NPR published a map in 2016 that shows which revealed comparative prices for medical costs, state by state.

https://www.garynorth.com/snip/1408.htm

Need knee replacement surgery? It may be worthwhile to head for Tucson.

That’s because the average price for a knee replacement in the Arizona city is $21,976, about $38,000 less than it would in Sacramento, Calif. That’s according to a report issued Wednesday by the Health Care Cost Institute.

The report, called the National Chartbook on Health Care Prices, uses claims and payment data from three of the largest insurance companies in the U.S. to analyze how prices for procedures vary from state to state, and city to city.

The takeaway?

Health care prices are crazy.

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Price competition works. But if health insurance companies do not actively demand price competition, costs will stay high.

There is an organization that reports on price-competitive medical care.

https://fmma.org

Free Market Medical Association

The FMMA Promotes Transparency in Healthcare

The free market movement in healthcare is gaining steam. This is because of providers, patients, and self-funded employers, who believe that changing the way we purchase healthcare services is necessary, and seeking out value driven healthcare providers is important.

Our mission is to unite all of the islands of excellence in healthcare and accelerate the speed and growth of the free market healthcare revolution.

 

Be seeing you

'Due to funding cuts, the Government has supplied us with its very own doctor!'

‘Due to funding cuts, the Government has supplied us with its very own doctor!’

 

 

 

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